The Jeep Grand Cherokee - America's most luxurious four wheel drive car- looks set to make a significant impact in the off-road market.
Jeep Grand Cherokee looks certain to have a flying start this year capturing sales from long-established rivals in both the off-road and luxury car sectors. Even before launch, Chrysler Jeep dealers have taken almost 1,000 sold orders for the vehicle. It is expected that at least 3,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees will be sold in the first year.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is factory-built in right hand drive at a new production facility in Graz, Austria,which was opened under two years ago to meet worldwide demand for the vehicle. Production capacity at Graz is designed for a maximum of 47,000 Grand Cherokees a year.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee has an extremely generous standard specification and combines Jeep's legendary off-road abilities with car-like on-road behavior. Standard specification includes a powerful 174 bhp 4.0-litre six cylinder petrol engine, permanent four wheel drive, speed proportional power steering, coil sprung suspension, anti-lock brakes, driver and passenger airbags, air conditioning, central door locking,cruise control, electrically operated windows and door mirrors,limited slip differential and electrically adjustable and heated front seats with memory setting on the driver's side.